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Recommendations for intelligent bridge monitoring systems: architecture and temperature-compensated bootstrap analysis
Author(s): George M. Lloyd; Ming L. Wang; Xuan Wang; Joe Love
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Paper Abstract

A sizeable number of efforts have sought to instrument bridges for the purpose of structural monitoring and assessment. The outcomes of these efforts, as gaged by advances in the understanding of the definition of structural damage and their role in sensor selection as well as in the design of cost and data-effective monitoring systems, has itself been difficult to assess. The authors' experience with the design, construction, and operation of a monitoring system for the south-bound Kishwaukee Bridge has provided several lessons that bear upon these concerns. In this paper we describe certain aspects of the design of our Unix-based monitoring system. The system, patterned after similar systems developed for kick detection and well-control in the oil industry, has performed well in providing a continuous, low-cost monitoring platform for bridge engineers with immediately relevant information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5057, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Smart Systems and Nondestructive Evaluation for Civil Infrastructures, (18 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.488892
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George M. Lloyd, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
Ming L. Wang, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
Xuan Wang, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
Joe Love, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5057:
Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Smart Systems and Nondestructive Evaluation for Civil Infrastructures
Shih-Chi Liu, Editor(s)

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